21G.591 Gender and Japanese Popular Culture

Class Info

Examines relationships between identity and participation in Japanese popular culture as a way of understanding the changing character of media, capitalism, fan communities, and culture. Emphasizes contemporary popular culture and theories of gender, sexuality, race, and the workings of power and value in global culture industries. Topics include manga (comic books), hip-hop and other popular music, anime and feature films, video games, contemporary literature, and online communication. Students present analyses of materials during in-class discussions and develop a final project based on a particular aspect of gender and popular culture. Several films screened outside of regular class meeting times. Taught in English with a project that requires research in Japanese. Preference to Japanese minors.

This class has 21G.504 as a prerequisite.

21G.591 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by I. Condry.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays in 34-301.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information at the Gender and Japanese Popular Culture site or on the 21G.591 Stellar site.

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